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2008-09-11 09:00:20

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Myanmar PM on Post-Storm Relief, Rehabilitation Work"] Yangon [Rangoon], Sept.

2008-08-30 09:00:46

By Arpit Basu Kolkata: On Monday, Kingfisher officials submitted the letter of intent to commence international flights to Dhaka , Chittagong and Yangon at the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office in the city.

2008-08-25 06:01:01

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 22 August [Report by Aung Thet Wine: "Regime Allows Fuel Purchases with FECs"] Rangoon - Burma's junta authorized the unlimited purchase of diesel and gasoline with Foreign Exchange Certificates (FECs) at state-owned gas stations on Friday.

2008-08-06 09:00:39

Myanmar int'l airport accommodates larger aircraft after renovation YANGON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Yangon International Airport of Myanmar can now accommodate larger aircraft such as Boeing 747 after its runway was extended, the local Newsweek journal reported Tuesday.

2008-07-03 09:01:07

Myanmar needs more gas to generate electricity for Yangon YANGON, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar needs more natural gas in addition to hydropower to generate over 500 megawatts (mw) of electricity to be supplied to Yangon round the clock, the leading local weekly Yangon Times reported Thursday.

2008-07-03 06:00:52

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Myanmar Needs More Gas To Generate Electricity for Yangon"] Yangon, July 3 (Xinhua) - Myanmar needs more natural gas in addition to hydropower to generate over 500 megawatts (mw) of electricity to be supplied to Yangon round the clock, the leading local weekly Yangon Times reported Thursday.The Yangon Times quoted the Ministry of Electric Power-2 as saying that it requires 135 million...

2008-06-16 12:01:03

Thai medical team returns from treating Myanmar cyclone victims BANGKOK, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The Thai medical team returned home on Sunday after providing treatment to victims of Cyclone Nargis which devastated Myanmar in early May.

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2008-05-15 09:10:00

The government of Myanmar reported Thursday that its cyclone relief efforts were proceeding rapidly, despite warnings by the international community that the region is facing disease and starvation of up to 2.5 million people left homeless by the devastating storm.

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2008-05-07 08:00:00

Hungry crowds of survivors stormed the few shops that opened in Myanmar's stricken Irrawaddy delta, where food and international aid has been scarce since a devastating cyclone killed more than 22,000 people, the U.N. said Wednesday.

2007-12-11 09:00:49

Myanmar Yangon Central Railway Station to move to new satellite town: report YANGON, Dec.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.